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The Times at Grange Farm

The Times at Grange Farm

The Times, November 28 2019, 5:00pm When Gordon Jarvis was asked by a group of villagers if he would allow solar panels on the roof of his cowshed, he agreed straight away. “The roof is here, the sun shines on that side. At the end…

Riding Sunbeam – Before Dawn

Riding Sunbeam – Before Dawn

28th February 2019 RePower Balcombe’s Directors and Committee members were out in force at an event to celebrate the latest update on the Riding Sunbeams project. It’s all systems go, with funding secured for a proof of concept where the technical solutions will be tested…

2019 AGM: 13th April at Crawley Down School

2019 AGM: 13th April at Crawley Down School

Our AGM is on Saturday 13th April at 10.00 am at Crawley Down School, East Grinstead. All our members are welcome, along with their friends and family. Our guest speaker is Ollie Pendered, Chief Executive of Community Energy South, who will talk about the groundbreaking…

Jeremy Quin MP visits REPOWER

Jeremy Quin MP visits REPOWER

As part of the Government’s ‘Green GB Week‘ REPOWER Balcombe (RPB) invited Horsham MP, Jeremy Quin, to Turners Hill Primary school. The aim of the meeting was to share with Jeremy the huge ‘green’ achievements made by the school itself, and in partnership with RPB. Jeremy…

Welcome to RePOWER Balcombe

Welcome to RePOWER Balcombe

Welcome to RePOWER Balcombe: A project that aims to generate the equivalent to 100% of Balcombe’s electricity demand through community-owned locally-generated renewable energy.   In 2015 RePOWERBalcombe installed 45kWp of solar photovoltaics (PV), at a local farm and two local schools. In 2016, thanks to a successful…

REPOWER’s new Cuckfield School Solar System in the press

REPOWER’s new Cuckfield School Solar System in the press

There is also a very good article at the Solar Power Portal

Farewell to Rachael Hunter and Welcome to Laura Moreno

At the end of 2017 we said goodbye to Rachael Hunter. Thank you Rachael, from all of us at RePower Balcombe, for your amazing support over the past few years. We wish you success in her new role. At the start of 2018 we welcomed…

Holy Trinity C of E Primary School – Generating

We’re Generating! Thursday 15th February 2018 Despite the inclement weather earlier this week, all the panels have been installed and are now generating. Well done to everyone involved in the project. Another great success for the Cooperative. Wednesday 14th February 2018 “Good progress has been…

2018 AGM: 14th April at Imberhorne School

2018 AGM: 14th April at Imberhorne School

Our AGM is on Saturday 14th April at 10.30 am at Imberhorne School, East Grinstead. All our members are welcome, along with their friends and family. Come and see the solar installation at the school funded by Repower Balcombe. More details to follow once final…

Everything’s Gone Green?

New Order’s song title suggests Everything’s Gone Green. Or has it?  There are positive indications about a gradual step away from fossil fuel consumption. Figures published by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy suggest that renewable energy accounted for a quarter of the…